Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Zealand instead of Libya, you would:

Health

live 4.6 years longer


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 3.9 times more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 83.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 3.3 times more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 59.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

be 22.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

have 24.6% fewer children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

be 83.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 8.6 times more coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.

New Zealand: At a glance

New Zealand (sometimes abbreviated NZ) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 264,537 sq km. The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.

How big is New Zealand compared to Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.

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